A new addition to the family is supposed to be an exhilarating and joyful experience for parents and family. On rare occasions, childbirth can be traumatic: in the United States, an estimated 7 babies born per 1,000 suffer from a birth injury. A birth injury or birth trauma is simply an injury to the infant caused by the birth process. These injuries can be temporary, like bruises or fractures, or permanent, like paralysis.
The 'gig' economy, also often referred to as the 'sharing economy', generally just refers to jobs like driving for Uber or Lyft. These are jobs based on short-term contracts, where a person is basically paid for each small task.
You've probably heard the old cliche that teenage drivers are the most dangerous of any age group. One important thing to note about this is that the notion is so common and repeated so often because it's true. The highest crash rates are among young drivers, especially those who are teenagers and those who just got their driver's licenses.
There is little disagreement when it comes to the idea that drunk driving is dangerous. Likewise, few people believe that distracted driving is a safe activity. The general agreement on these topics does not stop people from drinking and driving, or from checking their phones while behind the wheel, but it does, at least, register with people that these behaviors should be avoided. Drowsy driving does not share the same level of agreement and understanding when it comes to the driving public.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission keeps a running list of recent product recalls so that consumers have one place to easily find the information they need. A quick scan of this list shows that a new product makes the list every few days; there are usually a handful of products that are announced every week. Below are a few current examples.
Medical malpractice comes in many forms, as all it takes is negligence for a doctor to breach the duty of care that is owed to you as a patient. That said, there are trends with this issue, and many cases fall into a few broad categories. Below are five of the main types of medical malpractice in Illinois.
What you do after a car accident can be very important on a number of different levels. For one thing, you want to make sure you and the others in your vehicle are safe and healthy. On top of that, though, the things you do can have a big impact on your ability to collect compensation -- which can be a significant issue when facing high medical bills, lost wages or a permanent disability.